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Social Media Star 2.0
« on: April 01, 2019, 07:03:59 AM »
Social Media Star 2.0

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Goal
A redux from a couple of years ago, and a nice simple challenge idea from LenaLJ — just try and get as many followers as you can plus advance as far as possible in the Social Media career. This time around we are also incorporating the 5-tier celebrity status from Get Famous.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. If applicable, exceptions will be noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • This challenge requires the City Living and Get Famous expansion packs.
  • Create one Young Adult Sim. Alien or Human.
  • Your Human/Alien Sim cannot be converted to a Vampire.
  • No household additions after leaving CAS, but CAS pets are allowed.
  • You are allowed to use the Buydebug cheat to purchase a satellite to prevent abductions.
  • The Connections reward is banned.
  • The Career Hopper Fame perk is banned.
  • It's player choice for which branch of the Social Media career to pursue.
  • The "Live Stream" and "Stream Let's Play..." interaction (at career level [8]) in the Games section is banned.
  • This challenge concludes at Week 3, Day 1, 8 AM.

Scoring
Followers/10000. When the challenge concludes (Week 3, Day 1, 8 AM), go to a computer one last time and check your Total Followers in the Social Media section and divide the number by 10000. The reason we're asking you to do this is it's possible to get followers in the millions and for the purposes of the leaderboard, we want smaller, manageable numbers. You don't really need a calculator for this -- just drop the last 4 numbers of your follower total. So, if you have 34,943,123 followers, then your score is 3494.

Career/Celeb Level. This is a multiplier -- everyone starts with 1.00 and for every Social Media career and Celebrity level you obtain by when challenge concludes, add 10% (.10) to the multiplier.

Total. Just multiply your Followers by the Career/Celeb Level multiplier for your final score.

Ch-Ch-Changes
The team does not want to edit and make changes to the ruleset once this event goes live, but we may have to. If an exploit is brought to our attention or we discover something else we reserve the right to ask affected players to redo their effort.

Have Questions?
Please think hard before you ask in the challenge thread because it may be strategy. What you may consider an innocent question could cause another player to go — “oh, I did not think of doing that.” It’s always safer to PM everyone on the team (Metro, sdhoey, LenaLJ, and MarianT) for clarifications. Thanks.

And the Winner is...
After this event has closed everyone is encouraged to discuss how they approached the event, but the winner especially is expected to do so in detail.

This Event is Now Closed

Player                                 Followers/10000     Career/Celeb Level     Total
Nikitachi                           131642.5032910
thekatie0409                           87882.5021970
Nandarelle                           76572.2016845
Elinoee                           72702.3016721
Deveroux                           66732.4016015
Rainbow Dash                           68632.3015784
LenaLJ                           50852.3011695
december22                           25212.406050
BallerinaHippo                           22052.305071
Vesper                           22472.104718
JocyMc                           17332.103639
sdhoey                           2562.10537
SIMantics101                           2582.00516
Metropolis Man                           2262.20497
CynKuy                           1992.00398
SoulGal7                           1451.70246
Whimsical Peanut                           1001.60160
MarianT                           671.90127
workingmum8                           632.00126
coolsim9999999                           681.80122

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 02:53:11 AM »
Oooohh, I LOVE the Social Media career and I've had a few Sims in that career too so it will fun to do it in a challenge.  :D I don't have much experience with Get Famous though, I only just got around to installing that expansion, I guess I'll have to play with a bit then.

But ... I just want to play with my Vampire though .... oh and the Human/Alien too I guess, for the current challenge.  ;D




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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 09:35:06 AM »
Just added....

  • The Career Hopper Fame perk is banned.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 08:35:47 AM »
On Day 1, Week 3 at 8 a.m., Betty White had the following:
689,600 followers
689,600/1000 = 689

career level = 6

Fame level = 2 stars

So, that's:
689 X 1.80 = 1240 total


We have to d divide by 10K this year!  Thanks for the math check.

Thanks a lot, team for another awesome challenge :).

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 08:58:04 AM »
Wow @coolsim9999999 how do you manage to do these so quickly?! It seems to take me forever, although I admit I don't always start right away. I think I might struggle in this challenge, I love the Social Media career but gaining fame is such a pain and I must admit I've been struggling with that, it doesn't help that I really haven't played with the Get Famous expansion until recently.  :-\

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 01:01:26 PM »
I noticed that "stream let's play" is banned but is it OK to live stream games?

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 01:47:37 PM »
I noticed that "stream let's play" is banned but is it OK to live stream games?

Yes.

Nope....see below post.



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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2019, 01:50:50 PM »
On Day 1, Week 3 at 8 a.m., Betty White had the following:
689,600 followers
689,600/1000 = 689

career level = 6

Fame level = 2 stars

So, that's:
689 X 1.80 = 1240 total

I'm very tired, though, so, please check my math (I couldn't sleep last night, and it's almost 9 a.m. now.

Thanks a lot, team for another awesome challenge :)!

Coolsim


@coolsim9999999 -- you drop 4 numbers from your total followers, not 3. So, I'll adjust your score.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 03:49:18 PM »
Okay, Marian and Shannon corrected me. The "Live Stream" and "Stream Let's Play..." actions ARE the same thing. It's just that the name changes once you hit career lvl 8. So, both actions are banned. If anyone was confused by this and did "live stream", no worries...you get a free do-over. Sorry about this.

  • The "Live Stream" and at career level [8] and "Stream Let's Play..." interaction in the Games section is banned.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 06:03:45 PM »
Thanks for adjusting my score, Metro.  I didn't realize we were dividing by a different number this year!
 
I just practice before each challenge goes live, so, then, I know my strategy. @Rainbow Dash :D.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 03:16:22 PM »
It's been so long since I've completed a tournament challenge. This was really fun

22,473,648 followers/ 10,000 = 2,247

Career 6 Celebrity 5 = multiplier 2.1

Score = 4,718

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2019, 02:57:42 PM »
Followers 1,998,297  drop last four digits  199

6 career 4 star  multiplier 2.0

199 x 2.0 = 398.
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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2019, 08:58:32 PM »
My Sim had 676,033 followers for 67. She was at the 6th level of her career and a 3-star celebrity for a multiplier of 1.9. Total was 127.
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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2019, 05:10:12 AM »
My sim had 634, 368 followers and she was level 7 in her career and a 3 star celebrity.  63 x 2=126.  I really enjoyed this challenge, completing it in one sitting.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2019, 10:26:14 AM »
I had a lot of fun playing this challenge.  I've had Get Famous for a while but never really explored the celebrity levels. 

17,336,852 followers/ 10,000 = 1733

Career 7 Celebrity 4 = multiplier 2.1

Score = 3639

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2019, 04:08:20 AM »
Would anyone believe me if I said I found this challenge way more grindy than the last one?  ::)

Celebrity level 5

Career level 8

Followers 68,634,280

So let's see here ... my multiplier is 2.3 and dropping the last four numbers gives me 6863 ... so that's 6863 x 2.3 right? Well, this is what I got:

Well, my calculator just gave me this weird score of 15784 ... I'm not even sure that's right!  :o Seriously, the scoring system in these challenges makes my brain die, lol

Total Score = 15784?

I have no idea if that is even correct, but I am SO done with this challenge, being a Celebrity was SUCH a pain in the rear end and all that constant grinding got really tedious after a while. I have to admit that it was fun at first but novelty wore off after a while, lol. Now that I'm finished, I can finally go have dinner!  :)

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2019, 05:33:27 AM »
wow Rainbow that's a great score. Can't wait for the strategies as I didn't know it was even possible to get career that high

Five star celebrities sure are difficult to handle

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2019, 12:27:45 AM »
So my score was right then, I was worried it wasn't for a while.

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Posted by: Vesper« on: May 01, 2019, 05:33:27 AM »
wow Rainbow that's a great score. Can't wait for the strategies as I didn't know it was even possible to get career that high

Five star celebrities sure are difficult to handle

@Vesper Thank you, I was impressed by your score too.  :) Getting that last promotion was kind of a pain if I'm honest. I fully expect to get beaten by some of the more experienced tournament players, I didn't play in this one last year and I made a few mistakes.

I never knew how freaking annoying Celebrities are until I played this Challenge I'm looking at you Thorne Bailey! I don't like them very much.  >:(  Still, this was definitely a learning curve, even if it did drive me a little bonkers, so I have to thank the team for coming up with such a interesting challenge.  :) But I think I'll go and play with my Vampires now, they are much easier to handle.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2019, 12:09:21 PM »
Final number of followers - 25,211,124

Celeb level - 5

Career level - 9

So.... 2521 x 2.4 = 6050.4

If I've understood the scoring method and my calculator is right

Surprised myself with this one. No real practicing, and not played much with the SM career. Good luck to everyone else. I'm dreading the next challenge  :(

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2019, 12:59:03 PM »
How a great but exhausting challenge!  ;D
I had fun playing with a social media celebrity,it's not my usual style of play.
But I'm happy to finish,being a celebrity and trying to get more and more followers was a bit stressful to me!

My sim ends up with:
- 72,708,672 followers
- career level 8
- celebrity level 5


So 7270 x 2.3= 16721


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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2019, 07:32:52 PM »
Wow! Great job, Elinoee. I was beginning to think Rainbow Dash was going to get a hat trick. Hehe. And it's not over yet.

Speaking of which....

This challenge ends Sunday night, everybody...so get those scores in soon.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2019, 03:09:17 PM »
My sim finished with
Followers 87,884,576
Career level 10
Celeb level 5

8788*2.5= 21,970

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2019, 03:24:50 AM »
My sim finished with 131,647,912 followers, career level 10 and celeb level 5. It's 13164*2.5=32910, right?

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2019, 06:46:14 AM »
There's been some crazy high scores posted in the last few days. Hopefully, everyone is remembering the following rule...

  • The "Live Stream" and "Stream Let's Play..." interaction (at career level [8]) in the Games section is banned.


And trust me, I am not accusing anyone. I promise. It's just a friendly reminder.

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Re: Social Media Star 2.0
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2019, 12:02:13 PM »
Thanks Metropolis Man. Yes,I saw this rule and respected it  :)